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Child Porn Charges Laid After ICE Receives Tip from Australia

Red Deer… A tip from the Queensland Police Service in Australia has resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old Central Alberta man for child pornography-related offences.

Christopher Juneau of Eckville, Alta., was arrested by ALERT’s [alert-tooltip title=”The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit is under ALERT’s umbrella and investigates offences related to the exploitation of children over the Internet. Click for more info.”]Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit[/alert-tooltip] on January 10, 2019, with the assistance of Sylvan Lake RCMP. Eckville is located roughly 50 kilometres west of Red Deer.

Juneau’s arrest came after ICE received information from Task Force Argos, a specialized online child exploitation unit of the Queensland Police Service. Task Force Argos shared information about an Alberta suspect who was allegedly involved in trading child pornography images online.

ICE subsequently searched homes in Eckville and Fox Creek associated to the identified suspect. A number of computers and electronic devices were seized and submitted for forensic analysis.

Juneau has been charged with making child pornography, possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography, and voyeurism.

Juneau was then arrested for a second time on January 18 by Sylvan Lake RCMP after he allegedly breached his release conditions relating to internet access.

Anyone with information about this investigation, or any cases related to [alert-tooltip title=”Child exploitation can involve making, distributing or accessing child pornography; luring; sexual assault; or other offences. Click for more info.”]child sexual exploitation[/alert-tooltip], is encouraged to come forward and contact police or cybertip.ca.

[alert-tooltip title=”More than 300 municipal police and RCMP officers work together in teams at ALERT to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence. Click for more info.”]ALERT[/alert-tooltip] was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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